I'm having a reflective day today.
A page fell out of my scrap book this morning and reminded me that April, 1965, was when I won second prize in the junior high school science fair for my home-built computer. It was a five-bit binary adder. It only won second prize because the high school science and math teachers doing the judging really didn't see the value in an arithmetic that had only a 1 and a 0.
Over the last forty-odd years, I've changed base technology about every five years, I've been through at least 12 major platform changes, eight careers, and about twenty two computer languages. When I first got on the internet, there were only 10million computers and people were wondering what it would be like when it broke 20million. It was all text based and "command line" communications.
And I'm looking back at all this stuff today and thinking "I probably shouldn't be so curmudgeonly about those who've only been at it a few years."
So, consider this my apology to those who find my attitude too brusque, abrasive, or otherwise offensive. I've been doing it too long and I forget sometimes.
I'm still gonna "call 'em like I see 'em" and I see 'em very differently than most people in the field.
But I'll try to be more polite about it when I tell you how wrong you are. :)